6 Kreuzer - Ferdinand I Siege coinage - Vienna
|Country||Austria - Habsburg|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||6 Kreuzer (0.1)|
|Shape||Square - Klippe|
Die münzen, medaillen und prägungen mit namen und titel Ferdinand I.
by Moriz Markl
Legend in 4 lines and leaves in corners.
4 shields around a St Andrew's cross, Austria, Castilla, Hungary, Bohemia.
Markl describes numerous variants for obverse legend (e.g. TURK BLE / GERT WI / EN).
Weight varies 2.5 - 3.2 g.
The first siege of Vienna by the Ottomans took place in September-October 1529 under Soleiman I and failed largely due to the weather conditions and the skill of the defenders detecting underground mining tunnels.
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